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Travel Blogs from Yogyakarta
... of the 8 main temples and 8 small shrines in the inner zone have been reconstructed, some taking 25 years to fully reconstruct. The majority of the 224 pervara temples in the outer zone have deteriorated; what is left are only scattered stones.
As we reached the gate into the Prambanan temple complex we were approached by a friendly Indonesian girl, a few years younger than me. She was training to be a tour guide and was in her last week of training, which ...
... licence but we were easily swayed. Getting the bus in Indonesia couldn’t be more different from your average 15b journey into town. The bus stop itself is a bit like the 3metre diving platform in the Olympics only not quite as glamorous. We were packed unbelievably tight on this platform. The buses are very sporadic and don’t seem to follow a timetable of any sort. When the bus finally arrived we were taken by suprise when all the ...
... the afternoon at the pool while pouring rain falls down in the last hour... We swim nonetheless until the thunder joins the party! We return for dinner at Via Via restaurant. While en route by taxi, we note that people put objects (flower pots, etc.) to prevent scooters from riding on the sidewalks! We should also mention that when we arrive at the hotel, the guard looks in the trunk of the car for security measure ...
One wonders why we are so tired every night around 21h ...
... and many, many souvenir vendors. This is a major religious site.
I was also told beforehand that Buddhist prayer is prohibited at Borobudur now, but there were in fact many groups praying and chanting around the monument. I’m not sure if they have relaxed the rules, of if someone was paid to look the other way. In either case, various Buddhist groups besides the Tibetan’s followers were engaged in chant and meditation this morning.
... We sat - I had met 3 German girls in the art school who I started talking to - and watched a few of the art school teachers as they worked on a few designs. I spent a while after, humming over about which design I might like to buy. The german girls had only arrived this morning too, and after a short time talking in the art studio and having the same dilemma as me about which paintings to buy, they kindly invited me to join them in the afternoon when they planned to visit ...
Other places to stay in Yogyakarta
Jalan Prawirotaman I/15a, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $17
Jl. Prawirotaman 2 No.71, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $19
Jl. Gerilya (Jl. Prawirotaman) MG III/595, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $11
Jl. Prawirotaman 1 no. 40, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $10
Jl. Prawirotaman 37, Yogyakarta | Hotelfrom $12